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When I came to you, my friends, to preach God's secret truth, I did not use big words and great learning.
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And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ.
Acts 18:1-4 After these things, departing from Athens, he came to Corinth. . . .
1 Corinthians 2:4,13 And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom. but in shewing of the Spirit and power: . . .
1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.
Exodus 4:10 Moses said: I beseech thee, Lord, I am not eloquent from yesterday and the day before; and since thou hast spoken to thy servant, I have more impediment and slowness of tongue.
Jeremiah 1:6,7 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, Lord God: behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. . . .
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.
2 Corinthians 10:10 (For his epistles indeed, say they, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible):
2 Corinthians 11:6 For although I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge: but in all things we have been made manifest to you.
1 Corinthians 1:6 As the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you,
Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 22:18 And saw him saying unto me: Make haste and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: because they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints and to be made wonderful in all them who have believed; because our testimony was believed upon you in that day.
1 Timothy 1:11 Which is according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God which hath been committed to my trust.
2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but labour with the gospel, according to the power of God.
1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father hath sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1 John 5:11-13 And this is the testimony that God hath given to us eternal life. And this life is in his Son. . . .
Revelation 1:2,9 Who hath given testimony to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things soever he hath seen. . . .
Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet, to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
ContextPaul's Message by the Spirit's Power
1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not in loftiness of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of Christ. 2For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ: and him crucified.…
Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void.
1 Corinthians 2:4
And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom. but in shewing of the Spirit and power:
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak: not in the learned words of human wisdom, but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
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